Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America

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Humanity demands that no life should pass without some recognition, whether it is a marked grave, a painted posthumous portrait, or a postmortem photograph. This is the catalog for the homonymous exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum: Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America, the first major museum exhibition dedicated to an examination of American self-taught portraiture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through the lens of memory and loss.

This catalog contains over 25 post mortem photographs from the Burns Collection.

240 pages | Softcover with full flaps | 6.5 x 8.5 inches | ISBN: 0-912161-32-9 | 2016


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